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NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 41–50 out of 558 events
from May 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May30

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May30

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Category: Nature, Kids, Family Camping
Free!

Best For
Kids
May30

Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Register at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May31

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

May31

Birding Basics for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May31

It's My Park at American Playground

at American Playground, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteer for a day of planting and cleaning to show your love for American Playground
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May31

Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk

at Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May31

Training 5/31

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Category: Volunteer, TreesCount! 2015
Free!

May31

John Muir Trail Volunteer Day

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The John Muir Trail Volunteer Day begins with the removal of invasive plants and the planting of native trees and shrubs.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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